The Witcher Season 2: Release, Cast, and Plot Details

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Netflix’s The Witcher had a lot to prove. The show was based on a book series of the same name which also spawned a successful video-game franchise. Movies adapted from video games have known to be most disastrous. But the creators knew what they were doing. The show received praise for being faithful to the novel and not depend on the game. It also had to fight the ‘Game of Thrones copycat’ comparisons. But The Witcher still managed to knock the socks off of the audience. The show received huge popularity and became a Netflix sensation. Safe to say, people went crazy for how the show managed to thrill everyone with the excellent characters, their storylines, and the epic monster battles! And while Henry Cavill fought these monsters as Geralt of Rivia, the viewers cheered. Now fans can’t wait for The Witcher Season 2.

The Witcher follows the tale of Geralt of Rivia, an enhanced monster hunter known as a “witcher”. He fights monsters and it is glorious. But he is not the only one we follow. We also follow the stories of Yennefer of Vengerberg and Crown Princess Ciri. The show explores the stories of all three of them finally merging into a single timeline where they have to defend their land known as Cintra from Nilfgaard invaders.

So when is The Witcher Season 2 coming? Keep reading to find out.

Also a friendly reminder, Spoilers ahead!

The Witcher Season 2: Release Date

By now it was obvious that The Witcher is coming back for another season, given its massive popularity.

Netflix announced The Witcher Season 2 back on November 13, 2019. This was five weeks before the first season even premiered. Looking at the first season, even Netflix didn’t doubt the show’s quality.

The report said that The Witcher Season 2 will begin production in London in early 2020. They planned to premiere it in 2021.

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Then the inevitable happened. Deadline reported that the production on the show shut down on March 16 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It was also the first major TV drama to be halted in the UK due to the pandemic.

But thankfully, there was good news soon enough. On June 22, The Witcher’s official Twitter account posted a poem where they announced that the production would resume on August 17.

Henry Cavill took to Instagram and posted a BTS photo. He also mentioned the safety precautions they have taken at the set.

Cavill said, “Oh, and for those who may be worrying. All of us are Covid cleared and bubbled. We get tested twice a week up here in Kaer Morhen!”

Director Stephen Surjik posted a photo on Twitter on August 5 sharing the safety precautions they have taken at the sets.

Netflix has not announced any updates on the release yet. But we can safely bet The Witcher Season 2 would be back in 2021.

But don’t be sad just yet. After the success of The Witcher, Netflix also announced some more stuff. In January 2020, they announced an animated film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. The film will focus on Geralt’s mentor Vesemir.

Then in July 2020, Netflix announced The Witcher: Blood Origins. This one will be a prequel and set 1200 years before Geralt’s time. Speculations are around that Jason Momoa would play the lead in the show.

Who will be back?

According to a report in Deadline, Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan would be back in the next season.

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(Anya Chalotra, Henry Cavill, and Freya Allan in The Witcher) Source: Netflix

Then on February 29, Killing Eve’s Kim Bodnia was announced as Vesmir. Vesmir is the Continent’s oldest and most experienced Witcher.

Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju aka Tormund Giantsbane of Game of Thrones has also been roped in for the next season.

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(Kristofer Hivju in Game of Thrones) Source: Redanian Intelligence

Other returning cast members include:

  • Anna Shaffer – Triss
  • Joey Batey – Jaskier Cahir
  • Eamon Farren – Cahir
  • MyAnna Buring – Tissaia
  • Lars Mikkelsen – Stregobor
  • Terence Maynard – Artorius
  • Tom Canton – Filavandrel
  • Lilly Cooper – Murta
  • Therica Wilson Read – Sabrina

The Witcher Season 2: Potential Plot

Speaking about Season 2, creator Lauren Schmidt Hissrich said that the stories of their characters would be more focused and driven.

In an interview with Digital Spy, she said that the first season was about building blocks.

“When you get to season two, all of those things start to come to play, which is that characters start meeting each other – sometimes getting along, sometimes not. All those things that we set up – Geralt and Yennefer, Geralt and Ciri, Yennefer and Ciri – all of the different kingdoms that you just barely hear about in season one, start rising to the surface in season two,” she said.

 

In an interview with Vulture, Hissrich said that The Witcher Season 2 will pick up right where season one ended. When the three leads meet each other.

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Arindom
A 90's kid with a huge love for films, pop culture and everything related to them. I am also a cliché engineer turned writer and a filmmaking aspirant. I love writing and reading stories, watching and discovering films from all around the world. Basically, always in the search for stories.

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